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The Role of Vitamin D Supplementation in Patients Receiving Bisphosphonates

Written by: Ross Finesmith, M.D.

Osteoporosis has become a significant public health concern over the past 10 years. As modern medicine increases our lifespan, the incidence of hip fractures related to osteoporosis increases at a disproportionally faster rate. 690 more words

Clinical/Therapeutic Area

Another Look at Bisphosphonates and Jaw Osteonecrosis

A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that approximately one out of 200 Taiwanese who used oral alendronate long term for osteoporosis developed osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). 123 more words

Surgeon Edition

Bisphosphonate - Pamidronate - Safety Summary - For Serious Pain from CRPS

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Bisphosphonates for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

If you have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and you have severe pain that has failed all remedies, you may wish to consider bisphosphonate infusions for pain relief. 1,161 more words

CRPS

Osteoporosis Drugs Do Not Prevent Breast Cancer After All

In recent years, several large studies involving tens of thousands of women found a potentially useful connection between bisphosphonates, the popular bone drugs, and a lower risk of breast cancer. 401 more words

Bisphosphonates for Pain - Back Pain, CRPS Pain. Have You Received Pamidronate or Other IV Bisphosphonate for Pain?

Bisphosphonates have been used for treatment of pain.

I have reviewed a few studies on pamidronate infusions for pain,  below.

Based on these small studies, there is a growing rationale for use of I.V. 1,864 more words

CRPS